With the characteristic globalization of the markets, and especially with the advent of the Internet, any trademark can be easily object of abuse and illegal copy.
For this reasons, there is a strong need to protect the distinctive sign of a company through a solid action of trademark registration, both for the corporate image and the goods and services offered.
Why choosing Protectia for a tardemark registration in Venezuela?
Protectia, as official IP law firm, by offering the trademark registration service is distinguished for several reasons:
Under the Industrial Property Law 1956, the right to use a trademark is acquired in relation with the products, activities, or companies for which he has been registered according to the official classification established under Article 106 of this law. This classification divides products, activities or enterprises in fifty classes.
For the particular case of Venezuela, it shall be needed to indicate in the application form the national class along with the international one.
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Trademark registration in Venezuela: the process
The process for a trademark registration in Venezuela usually goes through the following steps:
It is worth noting that for Venezuela the general granting period is not valid for 10 years, but 15 years, starting from the moment of granting; for renewal, it is necessary to apply 6 months before the expiration date.
The average duration for a trademark in Venezuela, is 8 to 10 months if no objections are presented, while goes from 3 to 10 years in case of existing oppositions and third parties appeals. If it is a mixed or figurative trademark, the time for its granting varies between 14 and 18 months, always considering the case of no opposition.
Trademark registration in Venezuela: advices
Usually, starting any type of business bring the inclination to focus the importance on advertising and marketing actions, before even considering to register the trademark, with harmful consequences. Therefore, the first action to take is the trademark registration.
In order to guarantee a full quality service, Protectia has its own legal representative of full capacity and expertise to register trademarks in Venezuela.